musing mondays

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Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• I’m currently reading…
• Up next I think I’ll read…
• I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
• I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
• I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
• I can’t wait to get a copy of…
• I wish I could read ___, but…
• I blogged about ____ this past week…

This week’s random question: Who (or what) influences your reading most?

I'd like to say my family and friends influence my reading most, but now that I'm thinking about it, I'm not sure that's quite right. I find out about a lot of buzzed about books through newsletters and a couple of bloggers I follow. I love investigating the hype and deciding for myself if the book is for me or not. So, I will say I am influenced by buzz--either print or word of mouth.


  1. Blogging has influenced my reading choices, too, which is not to say that I pick up every recommended book. But the choices have expanded.

    Thanks for sharing...and here's my MUSING MONDAYS POST

  2. I think blogging and age have influenced my reading more than anything else.

  3. Blogging friends have influenced my last couple of Kindle purchases, but co-workers do too. I also follow several authors, and don't need any prompts to grab their latest books.

  4. Thanks for playing, and for joining in at my new site!

    ~MizB (A Daily Rhythm)

  5. I am influenced by other bloggers and what they find to be a great book. You haven't led me astray yet!!

  6. I love hearing about books and so love your answer. Anyone who talks about books has my interest and then I take a look and decide for myself!

  7. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Though I try to pick and choose which books I get, especially when there's a lot of hype surrounding them.